Queer Muslim Talk: Language, Religion, and Sexuality in an Inclusive Muslim Community of Practice

Date: 
04/18/2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location: 
Worsham Cinema
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): 
Dr. Katrina Thompson

Join us for a lecture on embodied and communicative strategies in performatively "queer" Muslim religious practices. Through discourse analysis and ethnographic fieldwork, Dr. Thompson addresses how language assists in the establishment of communities inclusive of LGBTQ+ individuals and other marginalized Muslims.

Dr. Katrina B. Thompson is Professor and Chair of African Cultural Studies and the Director of the Program in African Languages at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a linguistic anthropologist, she approaches her work through ethical discourse analysis, feminism, and queer linguistics.

 

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